Message from the Executive Director of CAFOR, Lawalley Cole for June and July 2019

Due to my hectic schedule in the past two months, when the CAFOR team was heavily engaged in meetings with partners and the diplomatic community in Addis Ababa and elsewhere around the globe, I was not able to send my message for the month of June. I am therefore combining one letter to cover the… Continue reading

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Message from the Executive Director of CAFOR, Lawalley Cole for May 2019

This month, we celebrated the 56th anniversary of the birth of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the precursor of the African Union (AU). 25th May every year has now come to be known as Africa Day and is celebrated in most countries in Africa as well as around the world. It was Dr Kwame… Continue reading

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Message from the Executive Director of CAFOR, Lawalley Cole for April, 2019

From 24 -27 April 2019, the African Union Commission convened a huge Youth Forum – the second of its kind for the young people of the African continent and an initiative by the Chairperson of the Commission, His Excellency Moussa Faki Mahamat.  Her Excellency Prof. Sarah Anyang Agbor, African Union Commissioner for Human Resources, Science… Continue reading

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Message of the Executive Director of CAFOR, Lawalley Cole, for March 2019

As we celebrate International Women’s day today 8 March 2019, we reflect on the many issues that affect more than half of humanity – the female gender. This year’s theme for the African Union (AU) International Women’s Day celebration is “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change towards Durable Solutions to Forced Displacements in Africa”.… Continue reading

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Message from the Executive Director of CAFOR, Lawalley Cole, for February 2019

Africa is celebrating for the fourth time the Africa Day of School Feeding on March 1, 2019. This year the Government of Cote D’Ivoire is hosting the main event in Abidjan. However, celebrations continue in the other member states of the African Union. This year’s festivities in Abidjan will also mark the launch of the… Continue reading

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